Nepal ‘theme country’ at Beijing International Photo Exhibition

File Photo Photo Courtesy: Nepal Tourism Board

Kathmandu (RSS): Nepal has been presented as a special guest nation theme country in the 10-day International Photo Exhibition starting today in Beijing, the capital of China.
The Sino-Nepal Media Society, which represents Nepal, has included 50 photos of Nepal’s Chitwan and Everest National Parks listed in the World Natural Heritage List.
A special exhibition hall has been set up at the BRI World Natural Heritage International Photo Exhibition jointly organized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China and the Beijing Metropolitan People’s Government.
Every picture in the exhibition and information about Nepal is given in Chinese and English. Professional photographers of natural resources Narayan Rijal, Komal Bhagat, Ashish Gurung, Angrita Sherpa, Ved Kumar Dhakal, Sagar Giri, Baburam Lamichhane and others are included in the exhibition.
Dhruba Poudel, president of Signo Nepal Media Society, said that an agreement has been reached between the co-organizer China Art Photography Society and its organization to present Nepal as a theme country and provide free exhibition space without any financial burden on the government of Nepal.
He informed that there is an understanding between the two societies to help in the promotion of tourism by including Nepal’s pictures in the international photo exhibitions to be organized in different countries of the world including China in the coming days.
The digital version of the photo required for the exhibition was provided free of cost by the Ministry of Forests and Environment. The participation and management of Nepal’s participation was done by the Society with the support of the Nepalese Embassy in Beijing.
Deputy Chief of the Nepali Embassy and Minister Sushil Kumar Lamsal, who participated in the inauguration of the exhibition, termed the exhibition as a window to understand Nepal and said that observers could learn a lot about Nepal. He expressed confidence that Chinese citizens would be encouraged to visit Nepal after the end of the coronavirus epidemic.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by high-ranking government officials and media persons, including the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China, the Beijing Metropolitan City. The Society has already exhibited one-sided pictures of Nepal’s art, culture and tourism in cities including Chhendu, Lashan, Huahai, Kanch and Beijing in Sichuan Province.